Sunday, September 03, 2006

I got de Indigo Blues

Today I've been painting with thickened Japanese Black dye (not real indigo, and hopefully not real Japanese Black either, as it's carcinogenic) which gives this lovely faux indigo colour. These designs showed up best after putting a diluted dye wash over the fabric when the hand-painted designs were dry. Because these are just samples, I worked with fat quarter sized pieces of fabric.

I also have a beautifully dyed left index finger, where my rubber glove had a hole. Whena girl's got a creative mood on, she's not gonna stop and race to the store for new gloves. Posted by Picasa

8 comments:

Fran├žoise said...

Lovely!

Maureen said...

I can see you had real fun here. Like the faux indigo.

Karoda said...

looks like a secret code and indigo is a good colour for secrets :)

emmyschoonbeek said...

very lovely you have been busy

Janet (fondofsnape@gmail.com) said...

Ooooh, very nice and very Japanese!

Micki said...

Great fabrics including the ones in the previous post.

Deb H said...

Very nice Shirley. I loved the wicked fabrics too.

DubiQuilts said...

WOW WOW what great indigo designs and colors.